New Politics Forum

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The New Politics Forum

Nonpartisan, youth-focused events taught by active political professionals with the goal of enriching skills, developing positive dispositions, and increasing knowledge around self-governance and civic engagement.


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May 29-31, 2015
The 2015 Campaign Bootcamp is a three-day nonpartisan training that provides college-age yout a practical introduction to what it's like to work on and run a political campaign.
January 24, 2015
The Texas Legislative Intern Seminar was a one-day, nonpartisan training for interns working at the Capitol, in district offices, or for lobbyist or advocacy organizations during the 84th Texas Legislative Session. Produced in partnership with The Texas Politics Project.
November 5, 2014
The 2014 Post-Election Debriefing brought together journalists, researchers, and campaign professionals to discuss hot topics from the election and what the results mean for the future of civic engagement in Texas. Watch archived video and view photos from the event.
September 19-21, 2014
In partnership with The Texas Tribune, the New Politics Forum once again hosted the special student-only events at the Fest, including a Pre-Festival Student Summit and the #TTFstudents Lounge. Meet the New Politics Forum Ambassadors at the Fest, view photos from speaker meet & greets in the #TTFstudents Lounge, and check out our collection of favorite moments and tweets from the weekend.




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The New Politics Forum is supported by the generosity of the Hatton W. Sumners Foundation. 
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